May 12, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (35) runs drills during the rookie mini camp at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
You can now add rookie running back Knile Davis to the Kansas City Chiefs’ backfield as today he was officially signed. In this past April’s draft, Davis was drafted in the third round with the 96th overall pick. Davis who is a small back registering at 5 foot 10 and 227 pounds should be able to be a great compliment to starting running back Jamaal Charles if he can stay healthy.
At Arkansas, Davis had trouble staying healthy throughout his career dealing with ankle and collarbone injuries. His best season at Arkansas was 2010 where he had 1,322 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns but this past season he didn’t do as well as he only had 377 rushing yards and two touchdowns. This past season was Davis’ redshirt junior season. As I touched on before if he can stay healthy he will be able to take a heavy load off of Jamaal Charles’ shoulders.
An interesting fact about Davis is at the NFL Combine he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.37 seconds that was the second fastest time among running backs. With Davis now in the fold at running back, the Chiefs now have a total of four running backs including Shaun Draughn out of North Carolina and Cyrus Gray out of Texas A&M. The backup running back job is for Davis to either lose or win.
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